An Episcopal Bishop, Henry Brougham, has been working for months on the plans for an elaborate new cathedral which he hopes will be paid for primarily by a wealthy, stubborn widow. He is losing sight of his family and of why he became a churchman in the first place. Enter Dudley, an angel sent to help him. Dudley does help everyone he meets, but not necessarily in the way they would have preferred. With the exception of Henry, everyone loves him, but Henry begins to believe that Dudley is there to replace him, both at work and in his family's affections, as Christmas approaches.

  1. Henry Koster


  2. Robert Nathan


  3. Leonardo Bercovici


  4. Robert E. Sherwood


Top Billed Cast

  1. Cary Grant

    Cary Grant


  2. Loretta Young

    Loretta Young

    Julia Brougham

  3. David Niven

    David Niven

    Bishop Henry Brougham

  4. Monty Woolley

    Monty Woolley

    Prof. Wutheridge

  5. James Gleason

    James Gleason


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The Bishop's Wife
The Bishop's Wife



Status Released

Release Information

  • December 9, 1947


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 49m

Budget -

Revenue -



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